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PSALMS

15O God of hosts, return, we beseech Thee;
Look from heaven, and behold, and be mindful of this vine,
16And of the stock which Thy right hand hath planted,
And the branch that Thou madest strong for Thyself.
17It is burned with fire, it is cut down;
They perish at the rebuke of Thy countenance.
18Let Thy hand be upon the man of Thy right hand,
Upon the son of man whom Thou madest strong for Thyself.
19So shall we not turn back from Thee;
Quicken Thou us, and we will call upon Thy name.
20O Lord God of hosts, restore us;
Cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.


81 For the Leader; upon the Gittith. [A Psalm] of Asaph.


2Sing aloud unto God our strength;
Shout unto the God of Jacob.
3Take up the melody, and sound the timbrel,
The sweet harp with the psaltery.
4Blow the horn at the new moon,
At the full moon for our feast-day.
5For it is a statute for Israel,
An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
6He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony,
When He went forth against the land of Egypt.
The speech of one that I knew not did I hear:
 
7'I removed his shoulder from the burden;
His hands were freed from the basket.
8Thou didst call in trouble, and I rescued thee;
I answered thee in the secret place of thunder;
I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah
9Hear, O My people, and I will admonish thee:
O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto Me!
10There shall no strange god be in thee;
Neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.
11I am the Lord thy God,
Who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt;
Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
 
12But My people hearkened not to My voice;
And Israel would none of Me.
13So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart,
That they might walk in their own counsels.
14Oh that My people would hearken unto Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!
15I would soon subdue their enemies,
And turn My hand against their adversaries.
16The haters of the Lord should dwindle away before Him;
And their punishment should endure for ever.
17They should also be fed with the fat of wheat;
And with honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee.'


82 A Psalm of Asaph.


God standeth in the congregation of God;
In the midst of the judges He judgeth:
2'How long will ye judge unjustly,

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